Attractions

Top Choice National Park in Ely

Great Basin National Park

Near the Nevada–Utah border, 67 miles east of Ely, this uncrowded national park encompasses the 13,063ft Wheeler Peak, rising abruptly from the desert and creating an awesome range of life zones and landscapes withi…
Nature Reserve in Elko

Lamoille Recreation Area

The Lamoille Recreation Area is part of the Ruby Mountains section of the multilocation Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. It comprises the spectacular Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway, which twists and climbs through th…
Museum in Elko

California Trail Interpretive Center

If you're driving the I-80, which follows, in parts, the route of the original California Trail that pioneers trod when opening up the West, a stop at this fascinating and informative center with interactive exhibit…
Arts Center in Elko

Western Folklife Center

To get a taste of life in the Wild West, aspiring cowboys and cowgirls should visit this cultural center, incorporating the Wiegand Gallery's impressive collection of interactive multimedia works, housed in the form…
Museum in Ely

Nevada Northern Railway Museum

Ely was established as a mining town in the 1860s, but the railroad didn’t arrive until 1907. This rail museum, a must for trainspotters, inhabits the historic East Ely Depot, which is the departure point for the Ne…
Museum in Elko

Northeastern Nevada Museum

The Northeastern Nevada Museum has excellent displays on pioneer life, Pony Express riders, Basque settlers and modern mining techniques. Free monthly tours of the nearby Newmont gold mine usually start here; call f…
State Park in Fallon

Sand Mountain Recreation Area

About 25 miles southeast of Fallon off Hwy 50 you'll come across Sand Mountain, a 600ft-tall sand dune that 'sings,' occasionally producing a low-pitched boom. Hope to hear it on hot dry evenings when the dunes are …
Cave in Austin

Toquima Caves

Inquire at the USDA Forest Service Austin Ranger District Office if you're interested in visiting these remote and sacred caves. They feature red, yellow, black and white pictographs painted by the Western Shoshones…
Museum in Fallon

Churchill County Museum & Archives

Besides the usual pioneer relics, this museum and local county archives also displays an interesting replica of a Paiute hut and sponsors twice-monthly guided tours ($1) of Hidden Cave. The cave is near Grimes Point…
Park in Ely

Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park

Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park sits off Hwy 93 south of Ely via signposted, well-maintained dirt roads. Perched in the Egan Mountain Range, it protects a half-dozen beehive-shaped structures dating from 187…